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Iwata: Wii U's price isn't the problem

While the Wii U hasn't sold particularly well, with Nintendo moving just 160,000 units across three months in Q1 2013, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is holding strong that the system's price isn't the problem - the price discrepancy between the two Wii U models is. "If the price is actually an...

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Iwata: Nintendo magic comes from integrating hardware and software

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says the company's chief differentiator is its invention and introduction of hardware and software, and how having those different teams under the same umbrella. "What I believe is that Nintendo is a very unique company, because it does its business by designing...

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Iwata: Profitability possible without layoffs

Nintendo global president Satoru Iwata believes that his company can get back into the black without firing any of its employees, through good ol' fashioned efficiency and cost-saving measures. "It is true that our business has its ups and downs every few years, and of course, our ideal...

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The Wii Vitality Sensor is dead, at least for now

If the Wii Vitality Sensor were to be spoken of in Monty Python parrot terms, it would be an ex-parrot – bereft of life, it rests in peace. Originally announced back in 2009, Nintendo's unreleased biometric accessory has been indefinitely shelved due to the fact that the thing doesn't work...

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Iwata 'very willing to change' current Wii U situation, focus is momentum 'towards end of this year'

"Our focus is, first of all, to regain the momentum of the Wii U towards the end of this year, and then we'll try to establish successful third-party Wii U software titles," Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata told IGN. "I believe in the importance of third-party support for Nintendo platforms....

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Nintendo not doing E3 press conference, holding smaller closed events instead

In an investor presentation, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced that Nintendo will skip the usual large-scale E3 press conference this year in favor of "a few smaller events that are specifically focused on our software lineup for the U.S. market." One of these events will be for American...

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Satoru Iwata to assume Nintendo of America CEO role

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata will assume the additional role of Nintendo of America Chief Executive Officer, overseeing NoA President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime, who remains in place. The move is one of several board changes in the wake of planned retirements. The...

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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon skit sees Miyamoto clean up

You may have missed it amongst all the goings-on of the North American and European broadcasts, but last week's Nintendo Direct for Japan featured a cute little sketch which saw Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata get into the spirit of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. This week, Nintendo republished it...

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Iwata: Wii U NFC to be used for payments or in-game, prototypes due this year

The Wii U GamePad includes a near-field communication function, but you wouldn't know it if you didn't, say, read obsessively about game consoles on the Internet. At the moment, no Wii U game uses it for anything, not even Skylanders, which ships with its own NFC reader. Speaking to investors, CEO...

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Iwata: Merging hardware teams could result in more hardware

Speaking to investors, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata elaborated on Nintendo's aims regarding the merger of its console and handheld development teams. Iwata takes the surprising stance that putting the two teams together in Kyoto will result in more potential platforms, not fewer. "What we are...

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